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How to discover the personal meaning behind the signs you keep seeing

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Spirit, the Angels, the Universe, your guides…..will often ‘speak’ to you through signs and symbols. It could be that you see repeating number sequences (1111, 444, 1818), animals (owls, butterflies), white feathers or 5p coins on the ground wherever you go. Whereas these signs and symbols will have universal meaning, they also can form part of your own personal dialogue and connection with spirit, the universe or whatever you subscribe to. Popping up in your life in order to order to offer you what you need as you move through your normal daily life.


SIGNS + SYMBOLS: MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

Like you I also see repeated number sequences or ask for signs when making important decisions. However, I’ve also found from giving countless psychic card readings is that during a reading different colours, numbers, symbols and animals mean specific things to me. Therefore, when I see these symbols, colours etc in a reading I instantly know what I am being guided to and have the opportunity to work with spirit to probe deeper. So, you could say that it’s like having a personal language system/set of codes that enables me to understand what they are communicating with me.

On noticing how this worked in readings I also realised that this is also the case when I see signs and symbols in my daily life. Yes, these symbols have universal meanings, yet they also mean something personal to me. For example, seeing white butterflies means that my nan is close by and wants me to know I’ll be alright. I saw them a lot as soon as she passed and they always left me with a feeling of being loved and looked over, no matter what. By listening to my body and noticing how the sign made me feel I developed my own, personal understanding of what this sign meant for me.

Could this also be something that you can learn to do too?


KNOWING WHAT THE SIGNS MEAN TO YOU

I believe that you too can learn to understand the significance of the repeated signs and symbols that come up for you. It’s just a matter of time, commitment and practice. Some things you might find helpful in doing this include:

1. Google it

I’ve put the most obvious suggestion first because it’s actually something that many don’t consider to do, preferring for others to tell them what their sign and symbols mean. This is fine yet when you search these things out yourself, you will be guided to the “answer” that is most appropriate for you at that time. Also, by doing your own search you can check in with yourself and decide what resonates with you. What really hits home and gives you that sense of “Aha, I get it“, whilst being able to eliminate the rest.

2. Thoughts + words

Begin to notice what you tend to be thinking and saying when you notice these signs. Notice whether or not your words and thoughts are positive, fuelled by negative thinking or driven by the ego. If it’s the latter then maybe the signs are guiding you away from fear and the egoic mind, right back to love. However, if the words and thoughts are aligned with love then keep in mind that you could be being guided to keep up the good work and honouring you for doing your best to align with the energy of love and the Creator.

3. Alignment + Confirmation

Often these signs and symbols will find their way to you when you are in your element. Totally absorbed and engaged in an activity that is lighting you up from within. Therefore, when you take a momentary break to look up from what you’re doing the sign you see could be a nod from above to say “You’re aligned!” It may also be confirmation about something that you have asked for guidance on, eg: What is my purpose? What work should I be doing? Is this guy for me? Is this project/idea ready to be worked on?

4. Feelings + Your body

Notice how you were feeling when you noticed your repeated sign. Are you always seeing the sign when you feel this way? For example, you may loathe your job and feel the soul call to get on wriggle on to find new work. You might be asking for guidance on this and find that your sign pops up every time you feel super bored, anxious or crappy. Could this be the answer that you are seeking? Confirmation that it’s time to start looking elsewhere. Maybe you see a white feather when you are feeling low and thinking of someone in particular. Seeing that white feather may bring on a feeling of comfort, peace, love or relief. Could it be that this your sign for reminding you that you’re loved, guided or being watched over. How you feel when you see the sign, particularly if the feeling resonates within your body (butterflies, headache, warm feeling within), can be an indicator of what spirit is wanting to communicate with you at that time.


ARE YOU READY TO LEARN WHAT UNIVERSAL SIGNS SPECIFICALLY, MEAN FOR YOU?

Just begin with noticing when you see the signs and how you feel, either after you have seen them or before. Take notes and spend time reflecting and looking over your notes to see if there are any patterns.

As mentioned be aware of where the feelings resonate in your body. Those who have followed me for years know that I’ve long since talked about listening to your body because it can reveal so much about yourself that you may not be aware of. Your intuition will often speak to you through your feelings and this is translated by the body, especially when you override or suppress your feelings. Pay attention.

Take your time and try not to get frustrated if it all feels like gobbledygook at first. By all means, use the people and resources available to you, yet also learn to trust your own inner guidance. I’ve found that in doing so you also build that strong relationship with self whilst nurturing your relationship with Source, the Creator or whoever you believe in. This is a relationship that may take time and commitment to establish. Yet it’s so worth it.

I love to hear how you get on to share your story and experiences below in the comments, Instagram or email me privately

Can’t wait to hear from you.

With much love

Xo

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3 ways I use writing as a spiritual ritual for manifesting + healing

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I’ve always loved to write. Even as a little girl I would often be found reading, drawing or writing. For me, it’s always been a natural way for me to express my self and give voice to whatever I was feeling on the inside.

My love for writing led me to take English at A-level and earn a BA Hons in Journalism, as filling up countless diaries with my thoughts and ideas. So, it’s no surprise that writing has become my spiritual practice of choice. Yep, I consider it a spiritual practice and here’s why.


WRITING AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

Yoga, meditation and prayer all pave the way for us to clear our mind, find peace within and connect to the wisdom of the soul which can elude us in our daily lives. Putting pen to paper does exactly the same for me and I often find, as many of my clients who have email readings with me know, divine guidance from spirit flows through me to the pen and onto the paper. It’s for this reason that I incorporate into my life, complimenting my daily spiritual life and life in general.


DIFFERENT WRITING RITUALS

#1 Raise your vibration: Gratitude
Studies have shown that gratitude can increase your happiness by 10%. Although it can feel contrived at first and a struggle in the midst of chaos, you have it within you to change your attitude to one of gratitude. It just requires a conscious effort on your part. In my own life, I’ve used gratitude to manifest opportunities that I thought I’d missed and bringing energetic healing to crap situations.

To bring this writing ritual into your life you could begin by writing 5 things that you are grateful for, doing this at the beginning and end of your day. Within that list include yourself, expressing gratitude for your gifts, talents, body and personality traits.

Use this writing ritual to bring and shine a light on what’s working well in your life, your desires and yourself.


#2 Healing: Forgiveness
The one practice that every single teacher will recommend that you practice in order to release yourself from reliving the pain of the past and any feelings that you hold about someone that keeps you a prisoner of your past.

Writing a letter of forgiveness to yourself or someone from the past gives you the opportunity to release everything that you have been holding onto inside. All those feelings and words that you haven’t been able to say to the other person and have been storing and carrying it within your body. Where appropriate apologise and state why you are seeking forgiveness. Closing by giving thanks and wishing them well.


#3 Manifesting: Scripting
I’ve been using this technique for a while, in fact, I first started doing it for fun as a little girl (see below) and have used it to manifest new jobs, as well as improve relationships with challenging people.

The technique itself is relatively simple yet requires you to really connect to your heart and the feeling of manifesting your soul desires into reality, to ensure the best possible result. When you script you are basically writing about the life that you desire to live as if you are already living that life.

What’s beautiful about this particular technique is that you are working with that creative part of yourself, as well as your heart and soul. Bringing all three together in order to align with the Universe and the energy of your soul’s desires. Magic at its best, don’t you think?

The key to scripting for manifesting is to enjoy the process of imagining, rather than getting hung up and stressed out about when or how it is going to happen. By doing this you’re ensuring that you are manifesting with love and positivity, rather than from a place of fear.

Practise scripting with your kids
In my experience as a class teacher, I have found that most kids love to be able to use their imagination and are very good at it. So, for those kids who are able to write scripting and gratitude letters are a great way to introduce your kids to mindfulness and manifesting in a fun, yet subtle way.  Having tried it in class as a way to encourage children to free-write I found that they loved the freedom of being able to use their imagination and write without restriction or the added worry of SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar).  Try it for yourself over the Easter holidays and let me know how you get on. Better still share a pic of your little one(s) create and tag me, using the #chanelmarielondon hashtag.


ARE YOU READY TO BEGIN?

With all new rituals, it’s good to make a commitment right from the get-go. Decide how many days you will commit to your writing ritual when you’ll do it and how long for (eg: 20 mins). In doing this be sure to be realistic by considering your lifestyle and current commitments so that you can really make the most of your new writing ritual.

Mix it up with other rituals, practices and, of course, the moon phases. By doing this you are able to create a writing ritual that is personal and unique to you. A writing ritual that empowers you, whilst giving voice to the truth and wisdom that lies within you.

Do you already have your own writing ritual? Are you ready to start one of your own? Wherever you are at with writing rituals I’d love to hear from you. Share your comments in the space below or join in the discussion on Instagram.


LET’S START A CONVERSATION

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